I’ve been playing with Illustrator CS3 for awhile now and haven’t been terribly impressed with the changes. Obviously the application is much faster on Intel and seems relatively stable with fonts, etc (I haven’t had to wipe my prefs yet! * knocking on wood.)
Also Flash integration is much better – though not as good as Freehand was :'(
Ars pretty much came to the same conclusion albeit 7 pages later. Obviously if you are buying Intel machines for designers, you need Universal Binary apps – no doubt. The upgrade cost will pay for themselves in saved time in a few months.
Adobe, we are giving you a freebie but we also would like to see some more features and better, more simple user interface. Not that there is any competition left from Freehand to motivate you…
Maybe Processing will take off?
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